Welcome Weekend 2021


Welcome Week is all about making connections with the people and programs that make the Mont Alto campus a community. You’ll learn more about getting involved with student clubs and organizations, and our campus history and traditions, and community service and volunteer opportunities.

If you have questions about Welcome Week, please contact Mont Alto Student Affairs.

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 4, 2021: All students, faculty/staff, and campus guests and visitors must be masked indoors when in public areas regardless of vaccination status. Indoor public areas include restrooms, conference/meeting rooms (including offices), hallways, classrooms, libraries, auditoriums, gymnasiums, and common areas. 

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 20, New Student Move-In      

  •  8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m.: First-year residence hall check in , Mont Alto Hall   
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Community meetings in Mont Alto Hall and dinner in The Mill     
  • 7 p.m.: Residential hall programming   

Saturday, August 21, New Student Welcome and Founder’s Convocation 
**All new students must attend the Saturday New Student Welcome activities and Founders Convocation     

  •  9 a.m.: Check-in, MAC Lobby  
  • 9:30 a.m.: Welcome from the director of Student Affairs and Founders Convocation, Gym   
  • 10:15 a.m.: Campus resources  
  • 10:35  a.m. Check in with peer engagement guides  
  • 11:15 a.m.: Academic advising meetings, various locations  
  • 12:15–1 p.m.: Lunch   
  • 1–3 p.m. Playfair campus connections  
  • 3 p.m.: Keynote speaker and comedian, Michael Dean Ester  
  • 4:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer alumni game, soccer field   
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own     
  • 7 p.m.: Free money  game show  

 Sunday, August 22, Welcome Weekend Continues     

  •  10 a.m.: Your spaces and places on the campus tour  
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Bingo  
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1 to 3 p.m.: Afternoon lawn games, a scavenger hunt around campus, DIY dog tug toys, DIY tie-dye  
  • 3 p.m.: Walmart van Trips   
  • 3 to 7 p.m.: Make your own street signs  
  • 5 p.m.: Gary Johnson (All Request Live)